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Screening - 25th Anniversary TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT + Todd Masters Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jan 13, 2020 08:00pm to 11:00pm PST

MastersFX Presents a Celebration of Practical Effects with a Special Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Screening of TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT followed by a discussion with Todd Masters and others to be announced.

Click here to RSVP (Space is limited, so please sign up soon)
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:00PM
Arclight (Cinerama Dome) Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Todd Masters and His Special Guests will reflect on the making of this iconic movie with “tales” of the challenges of the practical effects, and how they integrated with the live action performances. Never before seen slides from behind-the-scenes of the making of DEMON KNIGHT will also be presented!

For more information, please call Dan Harary at Asbury PR Agency at (310) 859-1831


VES Bake-Off Bash After-Party (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00pm to 11:30pm PST

Join us at the VES Bake-Off After-Party!
Immediately after the AMPAS Bake-Off, please join us for the VES Bake-Off Bash After-Party for fun, friends, food and libations at Via Alloro restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
VES Bake-Off After-Party 9:00PM to 11:30PM

**The Academy’s VFX Bake-Off is a separate event and handled through AMPAS.

Via Alloro (less than a mile from the Academy’s Goldwyn Theater).
301 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Complimentary Valet Parking is available at the restaurant.

Tickets are non-refundable / non-transferableAll tickets are sold individually. Space is limited and this event will sell out, please get your tickets NOW!

Member Ticket Price = $65.00
Non-Member Ticket Price = $125.00

We look forward to celebrating with our members and colleagues from around the globe and making this a festive international gathering!

For Sponsorship opportunities, please click here and contact Nancy Ward at (818) 981-7861 by Friday, December 13.


VES Nomination Event
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00am to 02:00pm PST

VES Awards Nomination Judging 2020

MEET, GREET, AND VOTE! A CALL FOR JUDGES!

(Check with specific sections for local times)

Now that the 18th Annual VES Awards season is underway, we once again invite VES members to participate in our Nomination Panels. The Nomination Event will be held worldwide on January 4, 2020.

Any active VES member who can travel to one of the cities listed below may participate.

This is your chance to determine who will ultimately walk up to the podium on January 29, 2020, to collect a coveted VES Award. A single vote may make the difference between being nominated… or not… and that vote could be yours!

Past participants know that this is the must-attend event of the awards season. Not only will you view some of the most amazing visual imagery of 2019, you’ll get to see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage while participating in the single best networking opportunity of the year. It’s a chance to see old friends, meet the best and brightest in the visual effects field, and learn new techniques that you can apply to your own craft. All of that, plus the satisfaction of knowing that you have participated in choosing what will ultimately be the Nominations announced to the press for the 18th Annual VES Awards.

Judges who register to participate will receive information about specific times and locations from their local section representatives once their applications are received. If you are ready to make a difference, please submit your Panel Judge Application BELOW. Make sure you check the box indicating which of the Nomination Event locations you are applying for.

The Nomination Event is a full-day event held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 around the globe. Nominees will be announced on Monday, January 6, 2020. We look forward to receiving your Judge Application to make this year’s Nomination Event a success!

-The 18th Annual VES Awards Committee

Click here to sign up!

(VES Members must be logged in to access the sign-up form)


Screening - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in 3D + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:00am to 02:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director J.J. Abrams as well as Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, moderated by VES 1st Vice Chair Jeffrey A. Okun, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 20)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - 1917 (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 20, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ 1917
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


Screening - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 13, 2019 08:00pm to 10:03pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)

 


Screening - THE IRISHMAN + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:00am to 03:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman, moderated by VES Fellow Paul Debevec, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.) There will also be a reception off of the lobby of the theater immediately after the discussion.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 6)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00AM


VES Los Angeles Holiday Party
When: Sat Dec 07, 2019 05:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Join us for the most wonderful party of the year!
Exciting raffle prizes, great food & drinks, interactive exhibits, music, and a Sky Slide 70 floors up! (Come early! Free sky slide tickets for the first 100 guests!)

Members +1 free with RSVP (Please log-in to RSVP on this page)

RSVP & Ticket sales close Fri, Nov 29th at 12:00pm


Event - Practical Lighting for CG Artists (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:00am to 05:00pm PST

The Visual Effects Society in collaboration with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) invite a limited number of VES members to attend the hands-on Practical Lighting for CG Artists masterclass at the Sony Digital Media Production Center (DMPC).

Among those scheduled to appear are 6-time Oscar nominee and ASC Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, ASC, and VES Founders Award recipient, Fellow and Lifetime Member Bill Taylor, VES, ASC, who’s won the Academy’s Technical Achievement Award and the Medal of Commendation as well as an Emmy. Join us for the eighth incarnation of the wildly popular and informative one-day seminar geared toward helping digital artists develop the sensibilities and sensitivities of a cinematographer.

Click here to purchase tickets ($25 tickets include Mexican buffet lunch with vegan & gluten free options)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Registration begins at 10:30AM, Masterclass at 11:00AM
(VES members must login to see venue information below)


Screening - SPIES IN DISGUISE w/ Nick Bruno Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Blue Sky Studios’ SPIES IN DISGUISE followed by a Q&A with Director Nick Bruno, moderated by Pete Hammond

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 29)
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - FROZEN 2 in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 24, 2019 04:00pm to 05:43pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ FROZEN 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 22)
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4:00PM


Event - WET Design Tour (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:00am to 12:30pm PST

WET, also known as WET Design, is a water feature design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1983 by former Disney Imagineers Mark Fuller, Melanie Simon, and Alan Robinson, the company has designed over two hundred fountains and water features using water, fire, ice, fog, and lights.

Please log-in to RSVP.

Strict guest list required – Space is limited to first 30 members!
Please only RSVP if you’re able to attend.

 


Enjoy an exclusive VR Experience at Dreamscape Immersive!
When: Tue Nov 19, 2019 01:00pm to 03:00pm PST

Join us for a VES-exclusive look at the latest Dreamscape VR experiences!

The Vision: Combine the emotional power of Hollywood storytelling, the visceral excitement
of great theme-park rides, and this extraordinary new technology to create stories and worlds
that push the limits of virtual reality.

Tuesday, Nov 19th 
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Please plan to arrive between 1:00-1:30pm, and stay for the duration until 3:00pm.

Shows last approximately 30 minutes, so guests may be able to do more than one experience.

Space is limited! Must log-in and RSVP  to attend.


Screening - MIDWAY w/ Roland Emmerich Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 18, 2019 07:30pm to 10:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate’s MIDWAY followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Roland Emmerich, Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Travers and Visual Effects Producer Tricia Mulgrew, moderated by VES Board member Jeffrey Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30PM


Screening - FORD V FERRARI w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:00am to 02:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s FORD V FERRARI followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Olivier Dumont, Visual Effects Producer Kathy Siegel and Special Effects Supervisor Mark R. Byers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 15)
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - DOCTOR SLEEP (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 11, 2019 08:00pm to 10:33pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ DOCTOR SLEEP
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


Screening - TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 08, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PST

VES Members Get 10% Off Passes to SMPTE 2019 Conference (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:00am to 11:59pm PDT
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Screening - GEMINI MAN in HFR 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 10, 2019 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT

Screening - JOKER (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 07, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT

Screening - THE GOLDFINCH (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 13, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE GOLDFINCH

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.